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VOL. 117 | NO. 103 | Wednesday, May 28, 2003

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Larry K. Scroggs joined Burch, Porter & Johnson as a member in the law firms litigation section. Scroggs has been in private practice since 1971. He earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University. He was a state representative for Tennessee House District 94 from 1997 to 2002.

 

Taylor A. Cates joined Burch, Porter & Johnson as an associate in the law firms litigation group. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Vanderbilt University. He has been in private practice in Nashville, Tenn., for several years.

 

Warner B. Rodda rejoined Burch, Porter & Johnson as a member of the law firms business section. He practiced with the firm from 1982 until 2000, when he departed to serve as general counsel for Paradigm Capital Partners. Rodda earned a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis, law degree from Emory University and master of law in taxation from New York University law school.

 

Robert G. Bob Adams was appointed chairman of the board of directors at Adam Keegan Inc., a privately held human resources outsourcing firm. He previously served as vice chairman and executive vice chairman in charge of sales and marketing.

 

Greg Duckett, senior vice president and corporate counsel for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., was chosen as Shelby County Election Commission chairman. Prior to joining Baptist, Duckett served as chief administrative officer under former Memphis Mayor Dick Hackett.

 

James F. Jay Keegan was appointed chief operating officer and director at Adam Keegan Inc. He previously served as vice president and chief financial officer. Others promoted at the firm were George G. Early III and Marty B. Barton. Previously controller, Early was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer. Previously vice president and general counsel, Barton was promoted to senior vice president and general counsel. Donna Gettings was appointed vice president of operations and Lynette Rochell was appointed vice president of client relations.

 

Judy Conrad was appointed senior business loan officer at Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union.

 

Lisa Bobal joined advertising and public relations firm Walker & Associates Inc. as senior account manager.

 

Dr. Hosein Shokouh-Amiri, a professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was honored by the American Liver Foundation. Amiri was a founding member of a liver transplant team in Denmark. He joined the liver transplant team at the University of Tennessee in 1992.

 

Jacquneek Mitchell and Lisa Yaffe recently completed the Southeastern School of Consumer Credit program conducted by the Tennessee Bankers Association. Mitchell and Yaffe are employed at Enterprise National Bank.

 

Suzanne Pulse, a registered nurse in the neuro-trauma department at Methodist University Hospital, received the first quarter Inspiration Award given by the Methodist Healthcare board of directors. The winner is selected from Methodist employees chosen as Miracle in Motion winners.

 

Capt. Helen F. Dunn will assume command at Naval Support Activity Mid-South from Capt. Wanda L. Riddle June 6. Prior to this assignment, Dunn was commander fleet air, Mediterranean executive assistant and chief of staff in Naples, Italy. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. Riddle assumed command of NAVSUPPACT Mid-South June 8, 2001. Her next assignment is in the office of the director for the U.S. Navy staff at the Pentagon.

 

Baptist Memorial Health Care recently made several leadership changes within its hospitals and in senior administration:

Beverly Jordan was appointed vice president and chief nursing officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. In this role, she will develop strategic direction for nursing and all patient care activities. Jordan was chief nursing officer for the 706-bed Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.

Bill Caldwell, who has served as chief operating officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto since November 2001, was promoted to administrator and chief executive officer. Before joining Baptist-DeSoto, he was an assistant administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Tom Murphree, an assistant administrator at Baptist-Memphis, was promoted to chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. Murphree came to Baptist-Memphis in 2000 as director of the Baptist Heart Institute.

Rick Lassiter has become an assistant administrator at Baptist-Memphis. For the past two years, Lassiter has served as administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville.

Gordon Lintz, who also is an assistant administrator at Baptist Memphis, will lead Baptists strategic planning efforts for its cancer services. He also will supervise the hospitals skilled nursing facility, clinical research, the stem cell transplant program, the Baptist Cancer Institute-Memphis Radiation Oncology Center and the graduate medical education department.

Replacing Lassiter at Baptist-Collierville will be Brandt Wright, who most recently served as administrator and CEO for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Before moving to Blytheville, Wright was vice president of integrated services for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.

John Tompkins has been tapped to become the administrator and CEO of Baptist-Blytheville. He was administrator and CEO for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Osceola.

Ron Sellers will become the administrator and CEO of Baptist-Osceola. He was assistant administrator of Baptist-Blytheville.

 

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 289 2,908
MORTGAGES 55 226 2,009
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 14 51 326
BUILDING PERMITS 108 1,002 6,703
BANKRUPTCIES 42 248 1,225
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 115 606
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0